The Unexpected Wedding Planner: 3 Ways to use Social Media to Plan your Wedding

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Good news is, you have the most important mobile wedding tool already downloaded. Bad news is, you’re wondering if there are any other ways to incorporate social media into your wedding. Truth is, Wedding Party has the main features you’re looking for: a common place for guests to upload photos from your wedding, a full schedule of events, a way for the wedding party to virtually meet before the big day, articles full of inspiration and advice, all registry items available to view and purchase, and a place to keep track of all of the other weddings you’re attending over the next year. So what’s left?

A whole lot of planning, that’s what.

Vendor Searches

Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook are all great places to view the virtual portfolios of any potential vendors. These outlets also offer easy ways to find vendors you actually like. Searching hashtags such as #weddingplanner #florist #NewHampshireWeddings #vintagerentals can all be great places to start when attempting to find that perfect photographer and stylist combo. When you find vendors on social media you can make a connection that is far more personal than an email or contact form fill. Like their posts, comment on your favorite venue’s latest picture and you’ve found a way to connect before that email is sent asking for their services.

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I’ve actually been able to meet several of my favorite vendors because of a connection made on Instagram! Check out a few of my favorites here: Lauren Louise Photography, Ever After Event & Floral Design, & The Bride Box

Group Messages

Between a full-time job, planning a wedding, and you know all the real life stuff – like oil changes clogging up your schedule-group chats can be true life savers. I have one running on Facebook with my bridesmaids, who all decided to scatter themselves about the country. I swear at one point we all lived in the same state… mostly.

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I can easily see when everyone in the group has seen the message, I can get important answers to questions like, “will you be available to party your face off on February 7th?” and I have peace of mind that we are all on the same page. Wedding Party does not currently have this feature, but wouldn’t it be kinda great if it did? A girl can dream, right?

Group Pin Boards

Your wedding party, AKA your best friends in the entire world, want to make sure your day is perfect and they add to that perfection. When the questions start rolling in about bridesmaid dresses, shoes, what jewelry is appropriate, what bridal shower invitations you’d like, it is time for a little inspiration board. I have a group pin board that I share with my bridesmaids and it is where we can all share ideas, looks, and dresses. Seeing a dress in an actual image can be a lot more helpful than, “oh I don’t know I want something kinda pink and kinda green, that goes to the floor and if it ends up being grey then that is cool too…”

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If you’re looking for some Pinterest wedding inspiration check out my favorite accounts: LulaWed, Green Wedding Shoes, &  Hey Gorgeous Events 

Planning a wedding involves a lot of moving parts and pieces. Social media is a tool that I use daily, so when it came time to plan my wedding it was a no brainer to tap into the various tools each platform offers. Planning a destination wedding, with friends and family living in a dozen different states can be a bit of a challenge, but tapping into social media has certainly made life a little easier

 

jennyprestonJenny Preston grew up in Delray Beach, FL in a home filled with unique pieces from other eras and dreaming of wedding planning. She now owns her own wedding planning and vintage rental company, Jenny Does Weddings, with her fiancé, where she offers brides and grooms advice with a look into her own wedding planning and styling adventures. Follow Jenny Does Weddings on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.